Calasparra is a small town in the North-West of the Murcia region of Spain. It is surrounded by rivers and has one of Europe’s most amazing natural landscapes. It is close to major cities such as Murcia, Albacete and Cartagena.
It is famous for its paintings, caves, culture, archaeological sites, outdoor sports and rice, which is regarded around Spain as some of the best you will ever taste.
Calasparra is also famous for its festivals. Every year in September, the town is focused on the Virgen de la Esperanza. The festival involves the whole town gathering with picnics around the river and watching the pilgrimage up to the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Esperanza. There is also bull running and lots of other activities throughout the year.
In Calasparra, the summers are hot, and the winters are dry, cold in the evenings, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 3°C to 35°C. In this region, it does not generally rain very often.
The closest airport to Calasparra is Murcia, which is around 40 minutes away, there is also Alicante airport, which is about 1 hour and 20 minutes away.
In the nearby city of Murcia, you will find some of Spain’s best hospitals and schools.